An end to bridge love
Anyone thinking of attaching a ‘love lock’ on the Brooklyn Bridge have been warned they face a fine for the move. New York City officials announced a $100 fine for proclaiming your undying love with a padlock on the famous span. Officials removed hundreds of locks and placed signs on the bridge's pedestrian walk warning violators of the fine. But the signs aren't without humor. One says “No lock, yes lox” with a picture of a crossed out padlock and a bagel and lox. Last year, 11,000 locks were removed to a tune of $116,000. The locks are a trend seen around the world, but can pose safety and structural hazards.